Worship Times: Saturday 5:00 p.m. | Sunday 9:00 and 10:30 a.m.

Pastor Kristie Preaching:
"A Brave New World"

Third Sunday after Epiphany 

SPARK Lesson: Jesus Goes to Nazareth to declare God’s way is love for all people! Luke 4:14-20

Connect Lesson: The 10 Commandments help us live in freedom!

Opportunities in Children’s Ministry:

Worship Bag Tune-Up! Contact Gretchen Pierskalla if you are interested in refreshing the quiet worship bags for our young worshipers! Donations of items for quiet play during worship for our children ages preschool – grade 3 are welcome!

Nursery Helpers Needed! Contact Jenni Payne if you are interested in helping to care for our youngest during worship times!

SEEKING ADULTS AND YOUTH to serve as SPARK teachers and shepherds for 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship times! Share God’s love and God’s story with children preschool – grade 3. Contact Gretchen if you are interested or register here.
Thank you for your partnership in passing faith on to our kids!

SEEKING ADULTS to serve as Connect Guides on Wednesday nights, 6-7 p.m. Explore and experience biblical texts with 4 th and 5 th grade students now through May 15th. Men and women are invited to be part of the faith formation journey with our students! For more information contact Gretchen Pierskalla.

SEEKING VBS Registrar to set up electronic registration. Contact Gretchen Pierskalla if this is your gift!  
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Men's Pub Ministry Gathers TONIGHT!
Join us for a local favorite this month as we head to LTD Brewing in Hopkins, MN! We'll begin at 6:30 p.m. and enjoy some of the area's best taps! 
New to Crown of Glory?
New Member Orientation and Welcome
For all visitors and guests looking to make Crown of Glory their church home, you are invited for the winter
New Member Dinner and Orientation on Sunday February 17 th from 5 p.m.- 6:30 p.m . in the Sun Hall! We’ll begin the evening with a meal and orientation to Crown of Glory membership will follow! 

If your family is interested in joining us for this New Member Dinner and Orientation please contact Pastor Reggie or go to our website and click the “New Member Registration” icon at the bottom of the page and get signed up electronically, it's quick and easy!

New Member Welcome Weekend!
Join us for worship as we welcome New Member families on the weekend of February 23rd and 24th during each of our worship services. Families will be introduced and following worship, all will share in fellowship in the Sun Hall!  
"The Sheridan Story"
Bake Sale Fundraiser
Confirmation 6th Grade Girls will host a fundraiser to support the outreach ministry “The Sheridan Story”. Their goal is to raise money to support childhood hunger. 

On February 10th , the 6th grade girls will be hosting a bake sale following each worship service on Sunday morning. Thank you for supporting this event!
Calling Students and Families!
We are seeking volunteer “Cart Runners” to serve at
Fare For All on Thursday, January 31st, 2019 from 4-6 p.m. 

Cart Runners help customers by pushing a grocery cart to the customer’s car in the church parking lot! Please note, students in 5th grade and under must be accompanied by an adult. 

This is a wonderful way to serve people in our community and stay active in your faith! Volunteers, please reply to Kanitta , the volunteer coordinator for Fare For All.
VBS Coming to Crown of Glory:
Summer 2019!
Mark your calendars for VBS June 24th-28th, 2019 !

There are volunteer opportunities for adults and youth both during the week and in the planning of it. Watch for registration next week.

Contact Gretchen for more information.
New Year, New Us!
As we move into 2019, two of our ministry teams, the Kitchen Planning Team and the Interior Decor Team, are looking to "re-assemble" and develop some plans - both short and long-term - for the new year.  

  • The Kitchen Planning Team will look at the general needs of the kitchen, functionality, procedures, etc. Do we have the right equipment, is the workflow efficient and practical, etc. (No cooking required!)
  • The Interior Decor Team works to promote that warm and welcoming feeling for all who enter our doors. The team will work to make sure that our spaces are functional and meet the needs of all who use our facilities.

If you're interested in sharing your ideas and talents with either of these groups, brainstorming meetings have been set:

·   Kitchen Planning Team - Wednesday, February 6th at 6:15 p.m.
· Interior   Decor Team - Wednesday, February 13th at 6:15 p.m.

Not looking for another huge commitment? These groups would plan to meet one or two times over the next few months, and then quarterly going forward. Questions, please contact, Julie Youngman for The Kitchen Planning Team and Pastor Kristie for The Interior Décor Team.
Healing Ministry Book Study
The COG Healing Ministry team invites you to consider your own gifting in healing as we explore the Judeo-Christian tradition of healing through Biblical Oils, prayer and "laying on of hands."
 
WHEN : 3rd Wednesday of every month
Begins January 16th, 2019, and continues through June

TIME : 12:45-1:45 p.m.
 
WHERE : Crown of Glory, Bethany Room

WHO :
 
-Laypersons
-Healthcare providers
-Crown of Glory Lutheran Members
-Anyone interested in Essential Oils & Faith-Based Healing

TEXT "Healing Oils, Healing Hands"  by Linda Smith

COST : FREE

For questions, more information or to order a copy of the text, contact  Dr. Robyn David .
Kitchen Essentials Ministry
New Year's Resolution--Declutter!
Since August, Crown of Glory’s Kitchen Essentials Ministry has assisted 15 families by providing them with much-needed kitchen items. 

As we begin 2019, please consider donating new or gently used kitchen items to this ministry. You may have a resolution to declutter your home and find that you have too many kitchen towels, glasses or baking sheets. Or maybe you received a new set of pots and pans, dishes or silverware as a Christmas gift. Your old set can find a new home with a family in need in Eastern Carver County. 

We also are in need of coffee pots, toasters, and cooking utensils. Items can be placed in the alcove behind the kitchen at Crown of Glory. 

Please contact Jodi Potter if you have any questions. Thank you for your support of the Kitchen Essentials Ministry.
                              
Wednesdays are Winners with COG Dinners!
Come and enjoy dinner on Wednesday nights from 5:00 to 6:15 p.m.

$5 per person; $15 per family. 

Here is what we have planned for January:

Jan 30 -- Ham & Turkey Roll-Ups - Chips

Salad Bar and desserts served with all meals.
2018 Annual Reports for Crown of Glory
Ministry team leaders are welcome to submit their 2018 Annual Report to Nicole Preston by Monday, February 4, 2019 .

Please include the name and purpose of ministry, team members, and a brief description of activities for 2018. Reports should not exceed 300 words.

Thank you for your partnership in ministry!
2019 Council Member Nominations
There are three Church Council positions open and our Nominating Committee has identified three candidates! If you would like to nominate someone as a candidate, please contact Grant Taylor or Jay Whiting . Candidates must be members of Crown of Glory in order to serve on the Church Council.
Donation Opportunity!
AmazonSmile is offering a bonus donation opportunity for Crown of Glory. Through January 31st, 2019 , AmazonSmile will donate 15% the purchase price of new print magazine subscriptions. Click here for details
The Shoe Bus
January 31st, 4-6 p.m.
Prayer Requests
Fare For All
January 31st, 4-6 p.m.
Please consider ways in which you can serve and volunteer in your community today.
Sign Up To Usher
10:30 a.m. Service
Sign Up for Communion
10:30 a.m. Service
Help With Kitchen & Fellowship


 Giving, Growing, and Grace

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